NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS
September 13, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Miami 1
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jimmy Rollins' two-run homer in the seventh inning was the difference maker, as the Philadelphia Phillies finished off a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 3-1 victory at Citizens Bank Park.
Final Score: San Diego 3, St. Louis 2
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Yasmani Grandal drove in the winning run in the sixth inning as the San Diego Padres capped a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 3-2 win on Wednesday. Logan Forsythe hit a solo home run for the Padres, who have won four straight and seven of eight.
Final Score: Washington 2, New York 0
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond each hit a solo homer to help the Washington Nationals complete a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 2-0 decision at Citi Field. The Nationals swept the Mets at home for the second time this season and took 14 of 18 games overall in the season series.
Final Score: Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Scott Rolen's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning proved to be the difference, as the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds held off the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, to complete a three-game sweep. Wilson Valdez had an RBI for the Reds, who went 5-4 on a nine-game homestand.
Final Score: Chicago 5, Houston 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros in the rubber match of a three-game series. Dave Sappelt also had three hits, including a line drive in the eighth that forced Astros reliever Mickey Storey out of the game after the ball ricocheted off his face.
Final Score: Milwaukee 8, Atlanta 2
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Rickie Weeks hit a three-run home run as the Milwaukee Brewers used a big fifth inning to take an 8-2 win over the Atlanta Braves and sweep a three-game set. Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run double in the big inning for the Brewers, who have won five of six to move three games back of St. Louis for the final wild card spot in the National League.
Final Score: San Francisco 8, Colorado 3
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Marco Scutaro had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies, 8-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Coors Field. Joaquin Arias and Brandon Crawford added two RBI apiece for the NL West-leading Giants, who have won four of their last six.
Final Score: Arizona 3, Los Angeles 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Justin Upton drove in two runs and Gerardo Parra knocked in the eventual game-winner in the sixth inning, as the Arizona Diamondbacks took down the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, at Chase Field.